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November 6, 2012

Your Instagram web profile on the web


instagram bk bridgeInstagram is finally launching Web-based profiles, the company announced on Monday.

"You've asked for Instagram on the Web and we've listened," the Facebook-owned photo-sharing service wrote in a blog post. "Over the next few days, we'll be rolling out Instagram profiles on the Web!"

As avid Instagram users known, the only way to currently view someone's profile is through the app. You can share individual Instagram photos on Facebook or Twitter to make them viewable on the Web, but there are no Web-based profiles where all your Instagram photos are stored. But now, Instagram is growing up and expanding its presence online.

The Web profiles should make it much easier to view your friends' artsy Instagram snaps online, as well as discover new users, Instagram said. In addition, you'll now be able to follow users, comment and like photos, and edit your profile directly from the Web.
Instagram profile

To view your profile, or explore someone else's, navigate to instagram.com/[username]. If you don't see your new Web profile right away, don't fret; Instagram is rolling them out for all users over the course of this week.

If your Instagram photos are set to public, anyone will be able to see your profile on the Web. You won't even need to be an Instagram user to view someone's public profile online. If your photos are set to private, they will only be visible to logged-in Instagram users you have approved.

[via PCMag]